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Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel lands new director
Photo: © ANP

Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel lands new director

Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel lands new director
Photo: © ANP

Gil Kenan will direct the sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

The first entry in the Ghostbusters reboot franchise was released in 2021 and was a commercial and critical success, which made a sequel inevitable.

Jason Reitman directed Ghostbusters: Afterlife, but he will move into a writer/producer role for the sequel, while Kenan will step into the director's chair.

Kenan directed the Poltergeist remake in 2015 and has a few other notable credits under his belt. He also worked with Reitman on the script for the first Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

"It's an absolute honour to pick up the proton pack and step behind the camera for the next chapter of the Spengler family saga," Kenan said after the announcement.

"I just wish I could go back to 1984 and tell the kid in the sixth row of the Mann Valley West that one day he was going to get to direct a Ghostbusters film."

Reitman, meanwhile, said: "A few years ago, my father handed me the keys to Ecto-1, and together we made Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

"Words will never express how grateful I am to have made a film with my father by my side. It's now time to hand those keys to my creative partner and fellow Ghostbuster Gil Kenan, a brilliant director who will keep the Spengler spirit alive.

"I can only hope to provide him the same producorial care and support that my father showed me."

Jason's father Ivan Reitman directed the original Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II and provided motion capture for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, providing the body for Harold Ramis' face likeness.

For the Afterlife sequel, Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon, McKenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard will all reprise their roles from the first movie.

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